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Music & Lists: A Cinematically Correct Treasure


Blender can’t be serious right? They compiled their list of the Top 100 American Albums of All Time and they left freakin’ “Thriller” off? If you take the Paul McCartney duet/disaster “The Girl Is Mine” off the album, it is debatable that it is the best album to ever come out of the United States of America. I know that Michael Jackson is a complete and total whack job, but that doesn’t change the fact that “Thriller” is an incredible album. There are pop artists that would kill to have a lineup of “Thriller”, “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, “Human Nature”, and “P.Y.T” on one album.

That isn’t the only jacked up thing on this list. First of all, they put Greatest Hits albums on the list. How is that an album? It’s not. If it was an album, is Madonna’s greatest hits the best American album ever? Not freaking remotely close. Since I don’t have time to come up with 100, here is my Top Ten Best American Albums That Are So Good That I Put Them In My Top Ten:

10. The Replacements, “Let It Be” – Every indie rock band should thank Paul Westerburg on a daily basis.
9. Pavement, “Slanted & Enchanted” – Every indie rock band should thank Stephen Malkmus on a daily basis.
8. Beck, “Odelay” – He is Prince for white guys.
7. Prince, “Sign O The Times” – He is Prince…and he is funky.
6. Nirvana, “Nevermind” – Being depressed has never been as much fun.
5. Bob Dylan, “Blonde On Blonde” – “You don’t own ‘Blonde On Blonde’? Don’t tell anyone that you don’t own ‘Blonde On Blonde’. It’s gonna be okay.”
4. Michael Jackson, “Thriller” – See above.
3. Stevie Wonder, “Songs In The Key Of Life” – Does Stevie get the credit for his social message that he delivered? Nope. Is “Sir Duke” freaking genius? Yep.
2. Bob Dylan, “Highway 61 Revisited” – Rock ‘n’ roll Bob at his finest.
1. The Beach Boys, “Pet Sounds” – The greatest album ever made. Period.

Cinematically Correct note: This top ten list could change at any time on any day as I have Fickle-Music Head Syndrome.

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